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Here’s How A ‘Perfect Storm’ Led To A Spike In COVID Cases On The Westside Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

Here’s How A ‘Perfect Storm’ Led To A Spike In COVID Cases On The Westside

Waianae and Ewa have had the highest number of new COVID-19 cases on Oahu in the past two weeks.
Honolulu Police Need More Interpreters For Pacific Islanders, Advocates Say Cory Lum/CIvil Beat/2016

Honolulu Police Need More Interpreters For Pacific Islanders, Advocates Say

Interim Police Chief Rade Vanic acknowledged the need and said the department is searching for grants to help pay interpreters.
Study: Wealthy Out-Of-State Renters Are Driving The Market In Honolulu Getty Images/iStockphoto

Study: Wealthy Out-Of-State Renters Are Driving The Market In Honolulu

Short-term leases also are much more popular among people looking for rentals in Honolulu, a study shows.
Why Are More People Than Ever Receiving Food Stamps In Hawaii? Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2020

Why Are More People Than Ever Receiving Food Stamps In Hawaii?

A historically high enrollment in the food stamp program is part of a broader increase in the need for public services during the pandemic.
The Heat Is Especially Dangerous For Honolulu’s Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

The Heat Is Especially Dangerous For Honolulu’s Homeless

Honolulu wants to plant 100,000 trees in the next few years to help provide shelter from rising temperatures and a growing urban heat island.
Honolulu Would Join A National Trend With A Commission On Social Justice And Equity Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Would Join A National Trend With A Commission On Social Justice And Equity

But details would have to be worked out, such as whether such a commission would have real power.
How Hawaii Schools Are Weaving Connections With Pacific Islander Students Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How Hawaii Schools Are Weaving Connections With Pacific Islander Students

A new arts pilot program at two Honolulu-area middle schools demonstrates how cultural programming can foster better ties.
Why Oahu Neighborhoods Have Such Sharp Differences In Vaccination Rates Anthony Quintano/ Civil Beat

Why Oahu Neighborhoods Have Such Sharp Differences In Vaccination Rates

The North Shore and West Oahu lag significantly behind other parts of the island in terms of COVID-19 vaccination rates.
Many UH Students Struggled With Hunger And Homelessness Last Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Many UH Students Struggled With Hunger And Homelessness Last Year

The university is developing a master plan to help address economic challenges undergraduates are facing.
Honolulu Is Revamping How It Prosecutes Domestic Violence Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Honolulu Is Revamping How It Prosecutes Domestic Violence Cases

The Honolulu prosecutor says only a small fraction of abusive family members are convicted, but that should change under a new policy.